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A Christmas tree you can grow year round in the house

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Okay, so you’d like to have a live tree to decorate for Christmas, but you’re not sold on a cut tree, and you have no place to plant a live evergreen.  Well guess what?  I have your answer…it grows indoors, and it really is a pine!

Okay, it’s a tropical pine, and it’s called Norfolk Island Pine.  It’s actually a native of Norfolk Island which is near Australia in the South Pacific, and in its native habitat, grows as high as 200 feet!  But, when grown in a container – indoors, stay smaller and really make a nice houseplant, that can easily be decorated for the holiday season.

You’ll find Norfolk Island Pines in all sizes, short and tall, single stem or multi-stem, and they really do make the perfect indoor pine to be decorated for the holiday season.

Norfolk Island pines need bright light, but nothing direct…love the cooler temperatures…and enjoy even watering, so water it well, let it get close to dry (not totally dry), and water again.  Otherwise, this tropical plant is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors.

Now be careful when you’re decorating your Norfolk Island Pine and don’t use ornaments or lights that may be too heavy for the stems.  But otherwise, this cool looking easy to grow indoor pine should be around for you to decorate for many holidays to come.

Read more: http://www.ronwilsononline.com/pages/ronW_seasonal.html#ixzz2nMY1DQmW

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2 comments

  1. wane welge

    looking for large single trunked norfolk pine Where could I get one ? the ones I’ve seen are multiple trunked

    1. Rita Heikenfeld

      Hi, Wane,
      Here’s some good information from friend and garden expert, Ron Wilson, who is with Natorp’s Nursery here in Cincinnati.
      Hope this helps.
      Blessings,
      Rita

      “Great question! They’re potted and sold multi-stemmed (multi-plants) to help create a fuller looking pot of Norfolk Pines…where a single trunk is possibly less appealing to some. You’ll see that done in many foliage plants, and the three plants are at different heights to keep it fuller looking as they grow. This has been a consumer request. BUT, they are still out there single stem. I think you’ll have to call around to different garden stores to see if they have one, or if they can order one for you. There are foliage plant wholesalers who could supply them with the single stemmed Norfolk Island Pine. Good luck…great plant for Christmas time as well! rw

      Ron Wilson
      Natorp’s Marketeam / Personal Yardboy
      Nursery/Nursery Outlet / Landscape / Landscape Supply
      8601 Snider Rd. Mason,OH 45040 (513)398-4769 ext.1212
      Radio Host: In the Garden with Ron Wilson – 55KRC and 610WTVN
      rwilson@natorp.com

      Since 1916…and still growing.”

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